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Always go for the best single card you can. The GTX 670 is definitely a good one to choose.

With your 1080p resolution you don't have to go all out and get a 680 to play Crysis 3.

While i agree with that. He already has the 570's. I don't see why he would spend more money.
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unfortunately my cards stutter with crysis 3 and all the eyecandy cranked up to the max.
 
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In all honesty it is probably more driver realated than hardware...

I mean your 570s are going to give you more performance than a single of anything from this gen... bar the titan and dual gpu boards.
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Are you running in game aa? If so turn it off and force 4x transparency aa through nvidia control panel. Should get you under the vram cap and help with the microstutter.
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im moving on.....i was having issues with one of the 570s giving a black screen upon loadup anyway so i am rmaing that card to asus as we speak. then after it comes back I'll test the replacement and then probably look to move on by end of march, one by one ill sell off my 570s and then ill be grabbing a new gpu somewhere in between.
 
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The price difference between the 670 and 680 is about $100 in Australia. If its similar where you are, then its a no-brainer right?
IMO the 680 is a solid choice IF (and I emphasize the if) you are not willing to go down the SLI track again. I have been informed that getting a second GTX580 for my rig is better than going the single 680. Haven't seen the performance spec's of SLI setups so I'm just going off what others have said tongue.gif
The GTX680 FTW thumb.gif

EDIT: Its a shame you aren't considering the 7970's. very good bang for buck
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well since i live in the good ol us of a i can and do have access to microcenter. however, i am unwilling to part with enough money to buy a new gpu in a store....if i am to buy a newer gpu then it will be a gently used video card sourced from this lovely website. this is afterall where i bought my 570s, my ssds, a few hard drives, a corsair h80, a core 2 quad for my server and the video card for my server too. video cards are alot like cars in that once you take it off the lot or in this case off the shelf....you lose some of the value. as I previously stated i have NEVER been an ATI guy. but if for some odd reason i could get one helluva good deal on a radeon 7970 then I might give it a go.
 
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well since i live in the good ol us of a i can and do have access to microcenter. however, i am unwilling to part with enough money to buy a new gpu in a store....if i am to buy a newer gpu then it will be a gently used video card sourced from this lovely website. this is afterall where i bought my 570s, my ssds, a few hard drives, a corsair h80, a core 2 quad for my server and the video card for my server too. video cards are alot like cars in that once you take it off the lot or in this case off the shelf....you lose some of the value. as I previously stated i have NEVER been an ATI guy. but if for some odd reason i could get one helluva good deal on a radeon 7970 then I might give it a go.

You are likely experiencing lag in Crysis 3 because of lack of VRAM. If you get a 670 or 680, make sure its a 4GB model.
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yea.....thats kinda what i figured.
 
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